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Placard wielding protesters gathered at the Edgewater Strand rail crossing at midday to highlight a “looming mistake” they say the Government is about to make. According to protesters, the Government is pressuring KiwiRail to buy diesel powered...

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Conversations are going on in city hall today after both Papamoa's water supply, and the city council 24/7 call centre failed last night. The water shut off about 10.30pm and wasn't fully restored until 6am. When all of Papamoa tried to phone...

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Selling weed killers in soft drink bottles on TradeMe could lead to fatal consequences, the agrichemical industry body Agcarm fears. Agcarm chief executive Mark Ross says the industry association has been pushing for a ban on selling these products on...

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A combination of more southerlies than usual and spells of high pressure over New Zealand means people can expect a relatively dry July. July is traditionally a rather wet month in New Zealand, says MetService meteorologist Georgina Griffiths. A below...

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Papamoa residents should wake to a plentiful water supply this morning following a night of water problems. Water was reduced to very low pressure or out altogether for most of the Papamoa area from around 10.30pm. Tauranga City Council says there is...

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The insurance aftermath of the tornado which wreaked havoc on a strip of Mount Maunganui has been valued at more than $2 million. Insurance Council of New Zealand has revealed figures on the extreme weather events that caused extensive flooding in Wellington...

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Mount Maunganui and Papamoa residents concerned with the distance to their nearest tsunami evacuation route, might be pleasantly surprised just how close they really are. That's the message from Tauranga City councillor Steve Morris ahead of a series...

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Submissions to Bay of Plenty Regional Council's Long Term Plan showed strong support for the Council's environmental protection work. More than 100 of the 275 submissions to the Plan were directly related to water quality and quantity, where...

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Mobil is in the process of paying the first of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council clean-up bills following the April 27 oil spill in Tauranga Harbour. “We promised we would reimburse the direct costs for the clean-up to the council and the first...

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Protests from the community have seen the Bay of Plenty Regional Council reinstate economic development funding. “We have reinstated funding for Bay of Connections and SmartGrowth, will complete the Eastern Bay spatial plan, retain funds to complete...

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